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Originally posted by rickymouse
Some parents think they have to take their kids to the doctors as proof when a kid is sick and misses school for a few days. They are afraid of being called a bad parent. If a kid has a bad cold, they don't need a doctor, they need rest and some tlc. If a kid gets a mild flu they need care at home, if it doesn't get better in a few days then go to the doctor. I don't understand why people think they are required to bring their kids to the doctors for everything, is this expected by the schools.
People also think they need to go to the doctors for proof they are sick if they take time off for sick leave when they get a cold or the flue. Is this required by employers? This kind of stuff brings up insurance premiums. Premiums often paid by the employer. I can see if someone takes a lot of fake sick time, then start worrying about if their sick or just using up sick leave. Sick leave is there in case you get real sick. Most people use it up as soon as it becomes available.......